Sherrod Brown Tweeted: You can win by respecting the dignity of work—without compromising on civil rights, workers’ rights, or LGBTQ rights.That’s what we showed on Tuesday.
This reminded me of one paragraph from a speech by FDR when he accepted the presidential nomination at the DNC National Convention in Chicago, July 2, 1932.
What do the people of America want more than anything else? To my mind, they want two things: work, with all the moral and spiritual values that go with it; and with work, a reasonable measure of security–security for themselves and for their wives and children. Work and security–these are more than words. They are more than facts. They are the spiritual values, the true goal….
The Dignity of Work, as Sherrod Brown described it on Morning Joe: “Covers all people who either punch a clock or swipe a badge, or work for a salary, or work for tips, whether you are caring for an aging parent of raising children, I respect the Dignity of Work, I think that’s what Washington forgets about, and voters will vote for a strong progressive. I don’t compromise on Civil Rights, I don’t compromise on LGBTQ rights, or Worker Rights, you can do that and stand up for what you believe.”
I see this as the path for the Democratic Party rebirth, a party that supports the dignity of work, not just the dignity of work that requires a college degree, but all workers, even those who work at home.
This is a unifying message and one that I plan to push for in the years to come.